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on the way home this morning I was doing about 70 in 5th when I put my foot down. I heard, and watched the revs shoot up to about 6000rpm with little or no acceleration. Does this mean the clutch is slipping ??

When I stopped the car I also noticed a very slight clutch burny smell.

Time for a new clutch me thinks ??

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I'm afraid those are the classic signs of a slipping clutch, probably brought on quicker by your recent power upgrades. Clutches do indeed emit a very nasy smell when they slip - burn.

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how long will the clutch last in its present state ?? I actually thought I noticed it happening once the other week there, but wasn't too sure.

It had to happen today when some ****** was up my *****... that's why I put the foot down !

Is it likely to last at least 2 weeks ?? So I have enough time to get the lovely clutch and light flywheel ?

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mine lasted over a month .. I just dropped the boost and drove sensible ..

The problem is a clutch needs to be bedded in for several 100 miles after the swap .. driving for 3 weeks with no positive boost and not over 3k was a nightmare ..

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Yea these uprated clutches like being dumped at 7000rpm but how do they hold up in normal day to day driving? They r not supposed to like being slipped much. Which one is the best all rounder?

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mine slips nicely .. is lighter than stock .. and has taken 260ft/lb at 4k from a dumped start (and that scared me and gave me neck ache for ages)

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ok... need a new clutch very soon. It's slipping like a %$(er now. I basically can't accelerate hard without it slipping.

Someone suggested it could be the cable ??

Also could a lightwieght flywheel simply be added at a later date if I wanted to ?

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Mine has started to slip aslo after just over a year since my last one!..

Jimlad.. if you drive steady it can last for ages.

Cost me £290 fitted for my last one and my mechanic said he didnt want to do another one in a hurry.

I'm not in any hurry to get mine sorted.

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drive steady ?? ... lol

Where's the fun in that then ?

Sounds like you either dump your clutch alot or you should go for an uprated one mate. I'm gettting the Helix Stage2 Uprated from fensport. None of the stage 1 clutchec can handle the amount of torque me car has.

I was the lightweight flywheel also... but it's quite expensive. I was just getting ready to get my new seats as well.... :(

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No chance - unless the car is being driven badly i.e. lots of dumping - you should not need an uprated clutch on a N/A. Even on the Turbo, the standard clutch should be good for up to 300bhp. Just drive more smoothly and this won't happen - you don't have to drive like an idiot to have fun!

Jappybeast, sounds to me like they might have fudged up the installation, I should either get someone else to take it all apart or go back to the garage and ask them to check it out. A genuine clutch should last ages, I'm on the original in my car still and it's on 62,000 miles and is showing no sighn of slipping.

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Tis true what the man Dame states: mine lasted 75,000 before having to be replaced. Toyota did the whole replacement for £400.00 which was good (i think for toyota).

Jappy: ask whoever installed it to adjust it for you - should be ok then.

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